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I Dont Have That Picture Perfect Family

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    More Like A Garage Sale Picture

    My family is not even close to the typical American family, whatever the heck that is. No my clan is partially made up of a diverse group of people from college graduates to addicts and alcoholics and pretty much everything in between. Some of them are nothing more than a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 15, 2010

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    I'm Not Sure Anyone Does

    My mother is overbearing and tactless, and has been married and divorced 3 times. My father is an alcoholic and a chronic depressive. One of my younger brothers cured himself of a drug problem and hops from job to job, and my other brother is a pothead with a smart mouth who...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    ...and It Only Gets Worse

    I come from a long line of alcoholics, most of my family doesnt speak to one another on good terms, my grandfather speaks to the household with disrespect and name-calling, my father chose not to know me, I've been physically and emotionally abused my whole life. The worse part...
    AdamFTM AdamFTM 22-25, T 1 Response Mar 27, 2010

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    We are more like a dysfunctional Addams family.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 9 Responses Feb 13, 2010

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    Family Aye

    since my nan died my family has literally broken in half, it's crazy how one person can hold so much together. there feels like there's no reason for celebration anymore. My dad's left his ex who was a complete ***** to him but in all fairness, he only left her cause he met...
    peopleshouldsmilemore peopleshouldsmilemore 18-21, F Aug 10, 2013

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    And That Is All I Long For.

    I dont need the big fancy house and the car, the lavish job. All i really ever wanted was that happy family. i know people argue. but i wanted that loving family. i wanted a husband and at least two kids. i have been married for 4 years now, still no kids and it is killing me...
    goldie25 goldie25 31-35, F 10 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    Perfect Picture

    I always wanted a picture of my parents, my husband & myself taken by a professional.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Sep 19, 2011

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    I like how every one is talking about how they are depressed I should be depressed I have 3 fingers on my left hand i don't even know and of my family all my siblings are dead...
    itsmecodcaptainprice itsmecodcaptainprice 16-17, M 2 Responses 59 mins ago

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    I'm not your perfect picture I'm not your favorite song I'm not your hand to hold Not the answer to your problems So don't talk to me like I'm some hero laced in gold And I can't...
    Jurnee16 Jurnee16 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    My family disowned me because I will not allow them to drink around my baby. My husband's side of the family have a very long line of severe alcoholics. My father in law died 3...
    disownedwoman disownedwoman 31-35, F 5 hrs ago

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    I think if a younger woman and an older man have a perfect fit, they together should flush her pills down the toilet, and start working on making a baby.
    BlueSkiesNoVa BlueSkiesNoVa 51-55, M 6 hrs ago

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    I suck at taking pictures and I'm just not good at it that's why I don't have a profile picture.
    genesis9889 genesis9889 18-21, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I was adopted from Guatemala and brought to the U.S. I was given up at birth I think. I don't know why my mom gave me up for adoption. All the records are in Spanish so I can't...
    SJ110 SJ110 13-15, F 10 hrs ago

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    It was about 5 days before Christmas 2014, and i thought it would be a good idea to walk to the store at 11pm. I have a gummy bear addiction that's ridiculous and real. Anyways...
    rottenrobi rottenrobi 46-50, F 19 hrs ago

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    If I was comfortable sending people pictures of me, I'd have put one up as my profile pic. So please don't ask. Read ALL my experiences and ALL my stories and don't just let the...
    WritingDesk11 WritingDesk11 22-25, F 21 hrs ago

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    any one any advice on this. my child is in care she is 11 and I covered her with a towel to shower naked in a swimming pool shower and was told I shudnt and also she changed in a...
    lilemj84 lilemj84 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I have 7 sisters! We are 28, 25, 22, 18, 16, 15, 14, 13. 6 of us were adopted also! I have 15 cousins also and 13 of them are girls! They are all 31, 30, 27, 27, 26, 25, 25, 25, 24...
    YogaBabeChloe YogaBabeChloe 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I always wanted to have a big household. A bunch of kids, a bunch of pets. Make it like a village. I feel like humans are pack animals. Human babies are so difficult to take care...
    stormy24601 stormy24601 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Recently I have been staying at my parents' place, partly because the return payment for my still-active student loan has increased dramatically and there are too many things I can...
    Jugemu Jugemu 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    Ok first, do not judge me... I have always been attracted to older men, ever since I began experience arousing thoughts. I was very sheltered but still always fantasize about...
    naughtyprincessbaby naughtyprincessbaby 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My husband's fam is Nuts, man! Bunch of looney tunes...i cant even lmao
    Contrarthodox Contrarthodox 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I think I can admit it now. I am in love with another woman the one I can never have. She is family. Not blood family but the in-law.I like the way she looks, the way she walks...
    QuietMentor QuietMentor 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I can't stop wondering about the way my parents treats me so unfair . They love my brother more than me even now as an adult they still treat him like a kid ! He's married and...
    Yumiii Yumiii 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Oh, every morning before I have a major presentation, It gives me an incredible high that helps me be a bit of a social butterfly at conferences and professional get-togethers...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 days ago

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    I have some very rude and disruptive neighbours. Everything was okay on my street until they moved in. Sometimes I wonder if I broke a mirror and have had the last 7 years of bad...
    Kriptess Kriptess 18-21, F Jul 27

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    My mom tried to kill herself without even thinking about me.She had to stay at a rehab for weeks and when she got out she wouldn't even hug me.I do good in school and I had a good...
    Depressedallday Depressedallday 22-25, F Jul 27

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    I love my best friend. He came into my life when I needed it. We are a team. We give eachother pep talks before every event. We are Francis and Claire from house of cards ( but...
    GiiGi GiiGi 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    Morbid confession. Sometimes when I meet new people and they ask about my family, I just say they're no longer with us. It's easier than having to talk about them.
    rballa rballa 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    I'm soo happy with my family, I never get problems with my bro or sis they are sooo loving with me we never fight and stuff everything is just cool and my mother is #1 in treatinng...
    anezah anezah 16-17, F Jul 25

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    I'm only 26 now, but when I'm older I want to have at least 4 babies! I don't believe in protection so I'll keep having them until my husband decides it's time to stop. I just love...
    MirandaBeachBabe MirandaBeachBabe 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 25

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    All my life I was told yo always do better even when I got hurt and now it makes it miserable to do the one thing I love and that is running. I pushed my self to do better so I...
    SlimsB SlimsB 18-21, F Jul 24

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    My Name is ****** ******. I'm 14 and My mother has Personality Disorder (PD) and my father has Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Both my parents are also alcoholics along with...
    sophieharperlee sophieharperlee 18-21, F Jul 24

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    After my father left when I was two, I was raised by the women on my mother's side of the family, namely my mother, grandmother, and aunt. I could say all kinds of things about my...
    DeGustibus DeGustibus 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 23

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    please message me. I love the Liberation this brings.
    Cuck4lesbian Cuck4lesbian 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    Yeah, I know I just posted, what...two days ago, that I was taking a short break from EP???? I'll be the first to admit that this has been more difficult that I expected... thank...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 12 Responses Jul 23

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    Hello everyone, My name is Rena James Desouza. I am Business women. Few years ago i took treatment from India Hospital Tour, they gave me surrogate mother according to my...
    renadesouza renadesouza 22-25, F Jul 23

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    My parents are so annoying they're giving me a brain tumor.
    yukishiro yukishiro 18-21, F Jul 22

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    Am I over reacting? My husband cannot stop lying to me when it comes to things related to his family and I feel like I am not part of the family. Its taking a toll on me and the...
    Gammarays80 Gammarays80 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    that I am the mum so it is my responsibility but I struggle to stay responsible and feel I lack control but I hate being controlled so who am I to control them
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 22

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    I don't know what's happening to me lately, but I've suddenly become extremely careless into what's happening. I still care about stuff, but not stuff with my family. My logic...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I hate my life. There are some days when I want to run away and never come back. I have a great husband that any woman would be blessed to have. He's hardworking, loving, kind...
    BadlyBent BadlyBent 36-40, F 6 Responses Jul 20

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    I'm gona be honest here.... this morning my mom came in my room and she said "I'm leaving and I'm never coming back". at first I thought it was a dream, then later that day, she...
    Azeazal Azeazal 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 19

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